Video: Rescues at Dubuque Apartment Fire

People trapped on third floor

(Telegraph Herald, YouTube)

FirefighterNation Staff

DUBUQUE, Iowa — Three people were rescued from an apartment fire Monday, according to the Telegraph Herald and KWWL.

Firefighters responded to the call at 11st Street and Main Street just after 12:00 p.m.

Dubuque Fire Chief Rick Steins told reporters that the fire was on the first floor and smoke in the stairwell led to some occupants being trapped on the third floor.

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Chief Steins said that one person went out a window on the third floor in the rear and onto the roof of an adjoining building.

Another person was rescued over a ground ladder in the front as shown in the Telegraph Herald video.

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Three occupants were transported to area hospitals for smoke inhalation.

The Red Cross is assisting with those who are displaced.

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The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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